01/05/2011 08:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ben Roethlisberger Engaged To Ashley Harlan

New Castle News confirmed on Wednesday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is engaged to a Ashley Harlan, a native of Lawrence County, PA.

More from Kayleen Cubbal of the New Castle News:

Sources have confirmed that Roethlisberger is engaged to Ashley Harlan, a 2004 graduate of Laurel High School whose family home is on Devils Elbow Road in Hickory Township.

Word of the engagement, which is said to have occurred over the Christmas holiday, leaked out both locally and nationally over the past few days and, while Roethlisberger said following yesterday's practice that he would not discuss his personal life, the proverbial cat appears to be out of the bag.

When asked about the engagement rumors on Tuesday, Roethlisberger declined to comment and said, "You guys know that I am not going to talk about my personal life."